New Year in Orlando, 29th December, 10 Nights, 2ad & 2ch, €4026


How do you top a visit from Santa? Spend New Year in Orlando! Surprise the kids with a holiday of a lifetime, or better still – make it their Christmas present…

Can you think of a better way to ring in the New Year? Enjoy a trip of a lifetime by spending New Year in Orlando with your family. Ten days is just about enough time to see the main sights in Orlando. Visit Universal Studios where you will see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as well as mind blowing simulator rides from your favourite movies.

Read: Top things to do in Universal Studios – my top tips and tricks


Walt Disney World is another must see – and not just just for younger kids. With the brand new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened this year, and Pandora – The World of Avatar – one of Orlando’s most popular attractions, you may need to spend longer in Disney than you think! Let the kids see their favourite Disney characters in street parades and make sure you catch the dazzling fire work displays.


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However, there is more to a holiday in Florida than Universal Studios and Disney. There are numerous water parks to choose from as well as Legoland, Peppa Pig World, and the Kennedy Space Center which is just an hour’s drive away. And don’t forget the shopping! You need to allow a full day to explore the Florida Mall and the Premium Outlets..



I have chosen Universal’s Endless Summer Resort, the hotel that I recently stayed in. Not only has this new resort got family friendly facilities, but once you purchase park tickets, you will receive early access to Universal Studios parks, one hour before the parks open. Family rooms and large family suites are available that can cater for families of six.


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I found great value airfares with Delta Airlines via Atlanta for €505 per person on the 29th of December, through Irish travel company e-Travel. The layover is relatively short, and you will still be able to clear immigration in Dublin airport before you fly. Direct flights are also available from Dublin to Orlando with Aer Lingus five times per week.


Universal’s Endless Summer Resort is €2006 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing for ten nights. If you wish to stay longer or come back earlier, simply edit the search on the links below to suit your requirements.


I have also priced 14 day tickets to Universal Studios below, these allow unlimited entry to all three Universal Studios parks for 14 days. There are many other ticket options available through Attraction So go ahead, treat the kids to a trip to Florida this Christmas and spend New Year in Orlando!


View flights here 29th Dec – 8th Jan €505pp

View hotel here €2006 

View park tickets 2ad & 2ch €1342

Read: 10 things to know about Universal Studios before you book.


Prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some of these links are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.


    • Hi Lisa, the cost is €928 per person. If you click on the link and hit ‘change search’ you can amend dates or number of people travelling there or any other queries just email me Cheers Sarah

    • Hi Edwina, the price for two sharing is €975 per person. If you click on the link and hit ‘change search’ you can amend dates or number of people travelling there. You will notice that you can stay for 12 nights ( come back on the 9th of January and the price is only €950 per person as the airfares are lower the later you come back. Any queries just drop me an email to . Cheers Sarah

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